Madrid-based Barracuda Yacht Design, has announced their latest ‘go-anywhere’ 65m Barracuda Explorer motor yacht with ‘military bite’.
The 65m Barracuda Explorer yacht concept is an ice-class approved design with living space and accommodation amenities normally found on an equivalent sized superyacht.
Fully capable as a long-range cruiser with up to 7,000nm range, and able to achieve a maximum speed in the region of 16 to 18 knots and cruising speed in the region of 14 knots, the concept has been designed with rough conditions in mind, and boasts a prominent bow and double-chine effect.
Born out of the conversion of a former military or commercial vessel, among her features the superyacht concept has an exploration deck with multipurpose crane and enough space for hosting two submarines. Additionally, a quick deployment tender and two Jeep-style vehicles, as well as a large enclosed garage storing a further two limousine style tenders and four PWCs can be found on the vessel.
Following the initial enquiry from a well-known shipyard looking for innovative ideas based upon a purpose designed explorer yacht, Inigo Toledo owner of Barracuda Yacht Design said, “It was refreshing to be asked to produce a design for an explorer completely from scratch and without compromise, as opposed to having to adapt an existing hull by way of a conversion or a major refit of a vessel already afloat, which is so often the case with explorer vessels, while running the risk of never quite reaching their full potential.”
Various concepts by the yacht designers, including the new explorer yacht, will be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show, 23rd to 26th September 2015, at stand DG2.
For more information visit Barracuda Yacht Design.